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How should I store spinach to retain nutritional value?

Spinach is packed with powerful nutrients and is a good source of folate, beta-carotene, iron and vitamin K. Like other leafy greens, spinach also provides fiber, magnesium and calcium. Here are tips on getting the most nutritional value out of spinach:
  • Buy it fresh. Between travel and storage at warmer temperatures, some of the nutrient content may be lost.
  • Pack unwashed spinach loosely in a plastic bag and place in the refrigerator crisper where it will remain fresh and retain its nutrient content for about four days.
  • Freeze spinach -- flash frozen spinach retain more of its nutrients.

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